COVID-19 Weekly epidemiological update
Data as of 14 December 2021
Globally, the weekly incidence of both cases and deaths has declined during the past week (6-12 December 2021), with decreases of 5% and 10% respectively, as compared to the previous week. Nonetheless, this still corresponded to over 4 million new confirmed cases and just under 47 000 new deaths and the African Region reported a 111% increase in new cases last week. As of 12 December, nearly 269 million confirmed cases and nearly 5.3 million deaths have been reported globally.
Coronavirus Disease Situation in Thailand in 2019They discovered2,149,413 cumulative cases of the current outbreak.The trend of the daily number of infected people is likely to decrease in all regions across the country. Until the level is about 3,000 cases per day.
The casesare still found in large numbers in the central region and south. The provinces with the highest number of infected people in this wave are Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Chonburi, Samut Sakhon and Songkhla. The death toll from this wave of outbreaks stood at 21,166,
representing a mortality rate of 0.98%, with most of the deaths. It is still a group of elderly people and people with chronic medical conditions. Most of them have no history of vaccination.
There is still a risk of the disease spreading if the country is opened up and restrictions are relaxed to allow more activities.and increases the number of infections, but most infections are asymptomatic.
Therefore, the trend in the number of infected people during this period is expected to gradually decline. This week, it is possible that the number of cases per day will remain above 3000, so patients with symptoms matching the definition should be monitored.
Investigate large-scale outbreaks to identify risk sites and risk factors. and hasten to take measures to control the disease. Even after receiving the vaccine, communication to the public is essential to maintain the intensity of disease prevention measures.
Wear a mask, wash your hands often, work at home if you can, and reduce unnecessary travel, especially in places where there is a high risk of crowds. and get vaccinated according to their own rights. This includes the booster vaccine.
The vaccination situation in Thailand has more than 98 million doses, with more than 43.6 million people receiving 2 or more doses. The biggest ones are Bangkok, Phuket and Chonburi, but overall, most provinces account for less than 50 percent, where vaccines are effective in preventing illness. and death rather than preventing infection.
- Maintain at least a 1-metre distance between yourself and others
- Make wearing a mask a normal part of being around other people.
- Wash your hands often with soap or alcohol gel every time
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Separate bedroom , toilet and separate Personal Care Products from others
- Self-monitor yourself if you have a fever with respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat, runny nose, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately. Call by telephone first, if you can and follow the directions of your local health authority.
- Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to Thailand.
- Unvaccinated travelers should avoid nonessential travel to Thailand.
- Because of the current situation in Thailand, all travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants.
- Travelers should follow recommendations or requirements in Thailand, including wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart from others.
Do NOT travel if were exposed to COVID-19, you are sick, you test positive for COVID-19, or you are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test. Learn when it is safe for you to travel. Don’t travel with someone who is sick.